Weekend Link Love 7/11/10
Matthew McConaughey's girlfriend, Brazilian model and designer Camila Alves, was spotted wearing a pair of Vibram Five Fingers Classics while McConaughey decided to carry his Sprints and wear flip flops.
We thought it was very intersting to see open minded Podiatrist, Dr. Randy Beckman, give barefoot running a go after reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.
We got a kick out of this "barefoot running" article that mentions Vibram Five Fingers, but is mostly an ad for traditional marshmallow running shoes.
Former track and cross-country coach, Michael Legault, is not a fan of running shoes and says to go barefoot!
Our friends to the north in Saskatoon are getting into the barefoot running movement.
Running blogger, Courtney, is happy about her new Bikilas!
After the jump, see the latest barefoot related videos and an overview of blog posts from this past week.
BirthdayShoes Week in Review
This past week Tim Kelley reviewed the Zensah Compression Leg Sleeves. Those who retweeted the review during the day it was published were automatically entered into a contest to win a pair of sleeves. @MilesBehindMe was the winner! Tim is a frequent contributor to the site — you can see his finish at the Dextrose ITU Triathlon in Washington D.C. in Five Fingers Sprints and him running the Marine Corps Marathon in his Five Fingers Sprints. When Tim isn't training for upcoming races — including the Ironman Florida in November which he'll be running in his Five Fingers Bikilas.
Today, Barefoot Runners posted an interview with our very own Justin Owings. Hopefully, Justin didn't stick his (bare)foot in his mouth.
After celebrating the Fourth of the July, we thought it was appropriate to feature some fan stories from those who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces helping protect our great country. Lindsey, who is about to join the U.S. Air Force, shared how she evolved from skeptic to a full-blown collector of VFFs. Then Patrick, a U.S. Marine Captain, told us about how he uses his KSOs for track, crossfit and boating.
Veteran free agent Mike Modano, who recently left the Dallas Stars (NHL), was spotted working out in his KSOs:
Professor Leiberman comments this week on "The Modern Running Shoe":
Aaron does a thorough job comparing real Vibram Five Fingers Sprints to a pair of fakes (thanks for the shout-out Aaron!):
An interesting news clip featuring a 48 year old barefoot runner and comments from and Orthopedist:
Thanks for looking and have great week!